Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2) at D.C. United (MLS)
Maryland Soccerplex – Boyds, MD | 7:30 p.m.
This is the fourth time the third-year USL2 club will meet an MLS team in the U.S. Open Cup. In 2007, the City Islanders defeated D.C. United 1-0 in a shock third-round result, then took the Revolution to the limit in the quarterfinals before losing 2-1.
The City Islanders lead the USL Second Division with 23 points from 12 matches, three points ahead of the Wilmington Hammerheads, though they lost 3-2 to Wilmington on Saturday in their last league match. Chad Severs has scored seven goals to lead Harrisburg, tied for the USL Second Division lead.
The winner of the United-Harrisburg match will meet the winner of all-USL quarterfinal between Rochester Rhinos (USL1) and Wilmington Hammerheads (USL). Harrisburg will travel to Rochester if they win, while playing host to Wilmington.
Kansas City Wizards (MLS) at Seattle Sounders F.C. (MLS)
Starfire Sports Complex – Tukwila, WA | 10 p.m.
Jack Jewsbury and the KC Wizards have moved into the Quarterfinals of the US Open Cup and as Mike at Down The Byline notes – We Want Silverware
Personally I think it’s time to bring home some more silverware, and the Open Cup is the opportune chance to do it. Only 3 games separate the Wizards from winning the Dewar Cup. With almost 5 years having gone by since the Wizards brought home some silverware, it’s time the Wizards change that and actually win a trophy. Winning the Open Cup would likely mean sacrificing a game or two in league play. If it brings home the Open Cup, I don’t have a major problem with that fact.
Will our boys move on?